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Euromoney's Triathlon in aid of East London's homeless

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Euromoney's Triathlon in aid of East London's homeless

7th May 2013

In just three months’ time, on 27-28 July, the 2013 Virgin Active London Triathlon takes place and thirteen brave individuals from Euromoney are going to swim, cycle and run their way to the finish line in aid of Anchor House, a residential and life skills centre based in Canning Town.

Made up of three teams of three plus four individuals, the athletes, who include Anchor House’s very own Appeal Board member Gerry Strahan, will take on the world’s largest and most iconic triathlon in an effort to raise money to help homeless and vulnerable people in East London. Starting off with a 1500m swim in the Thames, the teams will then pedal their way through the streets of London on a 40km bike ride before donning their trainers for a final 10km run.

All funds raised will go towards Anchor House’s Home and Hope Appeal, an ambitious project that aims to raise £9.3 million in order to renovate the 50 year old building and construct 25 move-on flats for residents making the transition into independent living.

Currently supporting up to 220 residents a year, Anchor House does so much more than simply give its residents a roof over their heads. Working with a Lifestyle Architect, each resident agrees to a personal development plan and is encouraged to address the root cause of their homelessness through education, training and personal rehabilitation. With the help of this programme, residents are given tangible and sustainable solution to the challenge of homelessness and can gain the skills and confidence they need to go on to live successful, independent lives.

You can sponsor the team here:

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